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Anti-India protester killed following Kashmir gunbattle

The four terrorists who were killed by security forces in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday were local residents. Police stated that it had no "easy" solution to control people on such occasions, saying that they are massively interfering in its "anti- militancy" operations. [Full Article...]

'Special' PSG are my team, says Spurs boss Pochettino

'Special' PSG are my team, says Spurs boss Pochettino GFFN reports that the 24-year-old, who is also a reported target for both Chelsea and Arsenal, stated in an interview with Spanish journal As that; "Even though I am now in a good project and I feel at home, any player would play for Barcelona". [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to meet over North Korea missile launch

UN Security Council to meet over North Korea missile launch In North Korea, the state-run KCNA news agency said the test was a "Korean-style new type strategic weapon system", and boasted it was overseen by leader Kim Jong Un. The ROK foreign ministry said the launch was a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and a serious threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the global community. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan approves referendum on increasing powers to presidency

If the changes pass the referendum, the first of simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections for a five-year term would be held in November 2019. Proposals that receive between 330 and 367 votes should be put to a referendum. Parliament approved the constitutional amendments on January 21, after deputies completed two rounds of voting on 18 articles. [Full Article...]

WWII bomb defused in Greece; 70000 evacuees heading home

WWII bomb defused in Greece; 70000 evacuees heading home Tens of thousands of people are staying away from their homes in the Greek city of Thessaloniki today while a 250kg unexploded World War II bomb is defused. The migration ministry said people living in a nearby refugee camp are also subject to the mass evacuation, without specifying the number affected. [Full Article...]

Norwegian Star Under Tow to Melbourne After Pod Failure

Passengers are reporting preparations are underway to tow the Norwegian Star back to Melbourne from where it is adrift about 70 miles from Melbourne. Passengers on the current cruise will get a full refund and a 50% future cruise credit. The spokeswoman said attempts were made to fix the fault, but the cruise liner could not travel at speed. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Supported by Russian Warplanes Destroy Daesh Stronghold Near Al-Bab

The Syrian army and its military operations in the Northern and Eastern parts of Aleppo province will wrap up the case with al-Bab and put an end to the water crisis of the city of Aleppo that runs through al-Bab. Russian Federation and Turkey, in addition to Iran, have acted as guarantors to the Syrian ceasefire reached in December and extended in the Kazakh capital of Astana in January. [Full Article...]

This Orange Alligator Dubbed 'Trump-igator' In South Carolina Isn't The First

In fact, some residents say that the color is already starting to fade after the gator spent some time sunning on the grass by the pond. Experts say the alligator will shed its skin and probably return to a normal shade soon. "It's a attractive looking animal but its definitely not a natural color for an alligator". According to boredpanda.com, President Donald Trump has been compared to t... [Full Article...]

Iranians celebrate the Islamic Revolution and chant 'death to America'

Iranians celebrate the Islamic Revolution and chant 'death to America' Iranian and Swedish officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Tehran Feb. The new administration's plans for Iran are still unclear, said Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. [Full Article...]

Whale Rescuers Disheartened as New Pod Beaches in New Zealand

The event was New Zealand's largest known whale stranding since 1985 when 450 were stranded in Auckland. Around 100 whales have been refloated so far, according to Project Jonah , an organisation in New Zealand that mobilises stranding rescue operations. [Full Article...]

Trump's ties to Russian Federation are troubling

He then blasted the treaty , telling Putin that it was one of several bad deals negotiated by Obama, before bragging about his own popularity. A spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel put out a statement that the German government "explained" America's obligations under the Geneva conventions to Trump in a phone call between the two leaders. [Full Article...]

Girl, 16, among four arrested on suspicion of plotting Paris terrorist attack

Girl, 16, among four arrested on suspicion of plotting Paris terrorist attack The arrests happened a week after a man was shot near the Louvre museum in Paris by a soldier. Police were tipped off to the group's purchasing of chemicals necessary to build an IED, the same type of explosives used in the November 2015 terrorist attacks. [Full Article...]

Protests in Romania Continue Despite Justice Minister Resignation

Protests in Romania Continue Despite Justice Minister Resignation On Wednesday, the court established that there is no legal conflict of a constitutional nature between state powers following the adoption of the controversial emergency ordinance, pointing out that the government acted legally within its competence of issuing ordinances. [Full Article...]

Landslides kill 12 in Indonesia's Bali, more rain expected

At least 12 people died and five were injured in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali , officials said. A number of others were seriously injured, and they have been taken to hospital. Another disaster agency official, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, posted pictures of the landslide on Twitter. In all, three landslides affected the villages of Songan, Awan and... [Full Article...]

Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy in call with Xi

Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy in call with Xi On Thursday, the White House announced that Trump had affirmed the United States' commitment to the "One China" policy on his call with Xi. Without providing further details, the statement spoke of "discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest" that the two plan to undertake. [Full Article...]

China, US Warplanes Had 'Unsafe' Encounter in South China Sea

The need for the two militaries to keep an eye on each other could help explain the presence of surveillance aircraft like the P-3 and KJ-200. As per the official who spoke on anonymity, such run-ins with the Chinese warplanes are infrequent and rare, with only two occurring in 2016. [Full Article...]

Reports of ICE action spur protest, statements

Reports of ICE action spur protest, statements The arrests sparked a protest in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday evening. In countering claims by activists that the immigrants were primarily non-criminal immigrants who had unsuccessfully applied for refugee status, the ICE statements appeared aimed at quelling rising panic in the community that the Trump administration is targeting immigrants who pose little threat to the community. [Full Article...]

U-turning Trump Now Labels Settlements Unhelpful to Peace

U-turning Trump Now Labels Settlements Unhelpful to Peace Trump repeated his criticism of the nuclear deal signed by his predecessor former President Barack Obama with Iran. Separately, Trump confirmed he was rethinking his stated goal of moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Graham takes action against granting sanction relief to Russian Federation

Graham takes action against granting sanction relief to Russian Federation The Florida senator, who has criticized Russian Federation for violating human rights and crushing political dissent, raised his concerns last month during the confirmation hearing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament gives Theresa May authority to trigger Article 50

The Labour leadership in the House of Lords has repeatedly said it will not block Brexit , and the party has branded the briefing "pathetic". This could mean that Britain is a mere month away from the triggering of Article 50, that will start the (supposedly irreversible) two-year process of withdrawal from the EU. [Full Article...]


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